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[Cookie Elf File #428] Easy Cranberry Almond Biscotti: Classic (But Easy) Italian Cookie Recipe
September 28, 2021
Dear Cookie Elf reader,

Welcome back to The Cookie Elf File … and to easy cookie recipes! About once a week, The Elf sends you cookie recipes, cookie trivia and simple baking tips to make baking cookies easy and fun for your family.

With fall in the air, make these easy Cranberry Almond Biscotti to enjoy with a cup of coffee, tea, wine, or chocolate. Ciao!

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Feature: Cranberry Almond Biscotti - Classic But Easy Italian Cookie Recipe

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Biscotti, meaning “twiced-baked” in Italian (“bis” meaning “twice” and “cotto” derived from “cooked”), have become the most popularized Italian cookie recipe beyond the country’s borders.

Dough is formed into loaves, baked until golden brown, sliced, and then baked again.

Traditionally made with almonds so are readily available in Italy, biscotti are also flavored with chocolate, hazelnuts, spices, and dried fruits – as in this recipe.

Cranberry Almond Biscotti incorporate dried cranberries and sugar substitute in a fresh version of these traditionally almond-flavored Italian cookies.

Prep time: 20 minutes
Bake time: 40 minutes, divided
Makes about 30-32 cookies

Get the full recipe for Cranberry Almond Biscotti. Plus be sure to check out our Biscotti Pinterest board and Italian Christmas Cookie Pinterest board for more inspiration.

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That’s it for now. See you next time!

Happy baking,

Kathy, The Cookie Elf

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